Robin joins Purdy at 606 Club
Robin will be performing with rising star Purdy this Thursday (4th Dec) at the legendary 606 Jazz Club in Chelsea, London. Purdy is a singer / songwriter whose songs, whilst definitely rooted in a retro-influence, have a very modern vibe.
Click here for the 606 Club website..
Christmas jazz lunches at the Dog & Duck
The Dog & Duck in Linton, Cambs, is hosting two Christmas Jazz Lunches on Weds 3rd and 17th December. Featuring Robin with Joel Humann (bass) and Jim Free (sax) the lunch sessions start at noon until 3pm.
Click here for the Dog & Duck website..
Pizza Express sees out the tour
Pizza Express The Pheasantry on King's Road in London is the final venue on the 2014 'Sing. Play.' tour for Robin and the trio, on Thursday 27th November. The gig promises to be a great one as the trio have been honing the set over the past few months on gigs. The trio will also be recording the gig so watch out for the live takes to follow!
Click here for more info or to book tickets.
Safari Jazz next stop on Sing.Play. tour
Robin's 'Sing. Play.' tour continues this Sunday 9th November at Safari Jazz in North Finchley, London. Robin will join the house band led by drummer Rick Finlay and the performance starts at 8pm. Tickets cost £5, more info from the Safari Jazz website and tickets available from Event Brite..
Tour continues at Boisdale Canary Wharf
Robin's 'Sing. Play.' tour continues tomorrow (Tuesday 21st October) at Boisdale jazz club in Canary Wharf. Robin will be joined by Alex Best on drums and Rob Rickenberg on bass as the trio continue the album launch tour at the Jools Holland-patroned venue.
Click here to visit the Boisdale website..
The O2 next stop on the 'Sing. Play.' tour
The next performance on Robin's 'Sing. Play.' tour is the WM Jazz Club in The O2 in South East London. On Thursday 16th October, Robin will be joined once again by Jay Darwish on bass and Alex Best on drums as the trio settle in to the album tour schedule.
Click here for the WM Jazz Club website.
'Sing. Play.' tour continues in Oxford
Following a packed house for the opening gig of the tour at the Cambridge Modern Jazz Club, Robin's 'Sing. Play.' tour continues this Sunday at The Jam Factory in Oxford.
7pm, Sunday 12th October. Click here for The Jam House website.
Robin Phillips Trio 'Sing. Play.' tour starts this week
The long-awaited tour to accompany the launch of Robin Phillips' new jazz album starts on 9th October at the Cambridge Modern Jazz Club. The 'Sing. Play... for Pleasure' album is a vocalese pilgrimage inspired by one of the genre's originators, King Pleasure.
The launch gig at Cambridge Modern Jazz features the Robin Phillips Trio with special guest Sam Mayne on sax.
The tour will then continue with the trio on Sunday 12th Oct at The Jam Factory in Oxford.
Click here for the gigs page for more venue details..
See September news item below for further tour information..
Robin P-iano opens new Piano Bar in Cambridge
repmusic has teamed up with De Luca Cucina and Millers Music in Cambridge to open Cambridge's first Piano Bar!
The new Piano Bar will be at De Luca Cucina on Regent Street in Cambridge in the venue's Top Floor Cocktail Bar. Robin P-iano will be performing every Friday from 8pm starting on 17th October with Thursdays being added from December.
Click here for the repmusic piano entertainer page.
Click here for the De Luca Cucina music page on their website.
Click here for the Millers Music website.
Pinstripe Reduit performs at 12a Club in Cambridge
Pinstripe Reduit, the trio version of Pinstripe Suit swing band, will perform at a special event at 12a private members club in Cambridge city centre on Saturday 11th October.
12a is a cocktail bar styled on the Prohibition Era and the upbeat performance from this high-octane swing trio will compliment the venue perfectly. Non-members are able to buy tickets for the event.
Click here for more inforamtion about the event and contact details for the club.
Pinstripe Suit headline the Callander Jazz & Blues Festival
Pinstripe Suit will be the headline act at the Callander Jazz & Blues festival on Saturday 4th October! The high-octane 7-piece swing band will perform at this popular festival alongside fellow swing band The Jive Aces.
Click here to visit the Callander Jazz Festival website..
'Sing. Play... for Pleasure' album tour dates announced
Robin will be touring his new album material this Autumn in a series of gigs across the South East of England. Most dates feature the Robin Phillips Trio with Alex Best on drums and Jay Darwish on bass, unless stated.
The tour starts in Cambridge at Cambridge Modern Jazz on Thursday 9th October. This performance will also feature special guest Sam Mayne on tenor and alto sax. The next stop is The Jam Factory in Oxford on Sun 12th Oct, which is followed by the WM Jazz Club at the O2 in London on Thurs 16th Oct.
There is another date in London at Boisdale Jazz Club in Canary Wharf on Tuesday 21st October before the tour moves up to The Fox Inn in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday 26th October. Robin will then perform with the Safari Music house trio in North Finchley on Sunday 9th November and the tour concludes at Pizza Express The Pheasantry in Chelsea on Thurs 27th November.
Check out the gigs page for all the gigs information or click here for the tour poster.
Robin Phillips Sings & Plays: Chet Baker
On Tuesday 29th July Robin will perform at Boisdale jazz club in Canary Wharf, London with TonyRoyle on trumpet and Jay Darwish on bass. The trio will be performing the music made famous by Chet Baker, including his own compositions.
Click here for the Boisdale website...
Pinstripe Suit performs at Charlie Wrights with Swing Patrol
Pinstripe Suit, Robin's 7-piece swing band, will be performing at Charlie Wright's in Shoreditch on Friday 1st August. The swing evening includes a dance class with the UK's premier swing dance company, Swing Patrol.
Click here for the Facebook event page..
Pinstripe Suit performs at London's famous Hippodrome
Pinstripe Suit, Robin's 7-piece swing band will be performing at the London Hippodrom, in Leicester Square on Tuesday 11th March. The performance is a part of the venue's new 'Hippodrome Speakeasy' nights which will run every Tuesday evening.
Click here for the Hippodrome Speakeasy website.
Click here for more information about Pinstripe Suit..
Piano Entertainer performances in Estonia
Robin will be performing at the NYC Piano Bar in the Old Town of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia this month. He will perform three shows from 27th February - 1st March.
Click here for more information about Piano Entertainer performances
New album launch Event – Feb 2nd 2014
Robin is delighted to be launching his new CD at his first choice venue, the much revered Pizza Express Dean Street jazz club, that has welcomed most great names in jazz over the years. The launch will take place on Sunday 2nd February and is one of the few events where we say ‘Please Come!’. It is the most important event in Robin’s career to date and all support is very welcome!
The launch is looking to be quite an event, with most of the new album artists and guests performing live. Tim Thornton is on bass, Chris Draper on drums and the trio will be joined by the following special guests: vocalist Anita Wardell, trumpeter Steve Fishwick, and saxophonists Sam Mayne and Albert Garza.
Tickets are £15 and there are also a restricted number of discounted £10 tickets available to friends and family (contact us for more information).
Click here for the Pizza Express website.
New music video
The new music video from Robin Phillips is now live!
The video supports the launch of his new 'Sing. Play.. for Pleasure' vocalese album, which takes place at Pizza Express Dean Street in London on Sunday 2nd February (see news item above).
The music video features Robin alongside jazz vocalist Anita Wardell, saxophionist Albert Garza, bassist Tim Thornton, and drummer Chris Draper and was filmed at Hoxton speakeasy bar, Nightjar.
Click here to see the video..
Performance at The Fox Inn, Finchingfield for Annie's Jazz
Robin will be performing in trio line-up at The Fox Inn, Finchingfield, Essex on Thursday 23rd January. Robin will be joined by Albert Garza on sax and Mike McGibney on bass and performing music from his new album as well as songs from previous CDs.
Click here to visit The Fox's website
After 18 months in the making, it is finally time to launch the new studio album from Robin Phillips. The album is a pilgrimage to the art of vocalese singing, inspired by the one of the genre’s founding fathers, King Pleasure. On the new album, Robin sings as well as plays the selection of vocalese solos, which is where lyrics are put to famous solos. Singer Ian Shaw and saxophonist Brandon Allen both guest on the CD along with other top names on the UK jazz scene (see launch event below). Robin has also penned original lyrics to two songs on the album and recorded some almost-lost liner notes from one of the masters of vocalese, Jon Hendricks, written in 1972.
The album name, artwork, and photography will all be unveiled over the next few weeks so please make sure you ‘like’ our facebook page or ‘follow’ Robin’s twitter for the latest news!
Jan 4th 2014 - Pizza Express Pheasantry performance
This Saturday Robin is performing in trio format at one of the Pizza Express brand’s top jazz clubs. The trio will perform at The Pheasantry on King’s Road in Chelsea on Sat 4th January and feature Jay Darwish on bass and Matt Skelton on drums. For those not able to make the album launch on 2nd February, this gig offers a great opportunity to hear some of the music from Robin’s much anticipated new sing / play vocalese CD. Click here to visit the Pizza Express website.
Pinstripe Suit swing band news
It’s also a really exciting time for Robin’s swing band, Pinstripe Suit and 2014 looks set to be the best year yet for the band. The band released its new album ‘Pinstripe Suit Live!’ in November and the CD can be purchased from the Pinstripe Suit page of the repmusic website. The band also launched a new promo video at the same time which has received over 800 views in under two months, you can see the new video by clicking here.
Pinstripe continues its immensely popular third Saturday of the month residency in 2014 at what is officially one of the best bars in the world! Often sold out months in advance, the Nightjar is very much the band’s home and often the first place audiences can hear the band’s new material. Click here to visit the Nightjar’s website.
Pinstripe has been invited to perform at well known Soho venue, La Floridita, on one of its Supper & Swing nights. Pinstripe will perform at the popular venue on Tuesday 14th January. Click here to visit the La Floridita website.
The Hippodrome in London's Leicester Square is launching a very exciting new Speakeasy series for 2014 and Pinstripe Suit is a major part of the action! Whilst there is even more exciting news yet to be released, one part of the new series is a new weekly Speakeasy night starting on Tuesday 4th February, with Pinstripe’s first monthly performance on Tuesday 18th Feb.
Due to popular demand repmusic has launched a reduced line-up version of Pinstripe Suit, allowing the band to take its popular songs and energy to venues that cannot fit in the whole band. Pinstripe Réduit already has a residency at the new speakeasy bar, the Hoxley & Porter, in Islington, one Saturday a month.